"I'll have a breve latte: Evidence for the Comprehension Hypothesis from Starbucks
I asked the barista at Starbucks this morning
how long it took him to master the Starbucks vocabulary.He told me it took about a month until he
understood all the orders, then another month until he could fluently shout
them out to those making the drinks."In
other words," I said, "it's comprehension before
said, "like reading before writing."